JACQUIE GALLOS AQUINES, CCEDA Digital Coordinator
Action Dignity | Treaty 7 Film Collective | Voices
Jacqueline did their undergrad in Cultural Studies at McGill, minoring in East Asian Studies then began working in documentary film with CNN producer Amy Berg, from Disarming Films, as researcher & transcriptionist. When production began on Deliver Us From Evil (2005) they assisted with production coordination, audio and camera on set, digitizing footage, support with editing.
Their artistic practice has moved through videography, photography, music, musical theatre and graphic design. They had group shows at McGill University, UCLA, as well as local coffee shops in Calgary. In 2009 they performed in a workshopped musical called “Crazy Headspace”, written by Elisabeth S. Davis, that went alphabetically through the DSM-IV, addressing mental health.
When Jacqueline returned to Calgary in 2010 she started her own videography company where she did corporate and music videos, crowdfunding videos, documentation, and short films. Some of her clients include CP Rail, the City of Calgary, Jessie Rabideau from America’s Next Top Model, Voltage Creative Garage and UprootYYC.
In 2015 Jacqueline wrote music for Ryan Hurl’s “Feminine Emergence” at the Theatre Junction’s TJ Labs, mentored by Raphael Thiriet.
They began collaborating with the Treaty 7 Film Collective on set in 2017, for Danni Black’s film “Love Letter to my Unborn Child” and then directed, scored and co-edited “Saturdays” which first screened at the Celebration of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueers Through Film & Performance” at the West Village Theatre in Calgary in November 2017. Saturdays also screened at the Fairy Tales Film Festival.
They also co-host & produce a podcast called the Unlearning Channel that was launched as a deliverable from their work in the Advisory Group with AROC, the Anti-Racist Organizational Change committee with Community Wise Resource Centre, which aired on CJSW.
As a web designer they created the websites for Voices, the Calgary Coalition of Two Spirit, Trans Queer & Straight People of Colour, Filipinos in Alberta Leadership Conference, and Bowtown Music.
Jacqueline is also the digital coordinator for CCEDA (Calgary Collective for Equity and Diversity in the Arts), currently recording 40 marginalized, equity-seeking artists in short video profiles to launch in a campaign coming out in the Fall.
They currently work as the program coordinator for the People’s CAFE (Coalition to Advance Fairness & Equity) at Action Dignity to work with community partners to create coalitions, workshops to address racism in the Calgary area and arts initiatives to present auto ethnographic stories. The People’s CAFE also aims to create a response team for incidents of hate, providing support for both victims and perpetrators.
This year they co-facilitated workshops for the Fairy Tales Film Festival Ally Toolkit, Film Narrative at KYAMS (Kainai Youth Arts and Media Summit) and at the University of Alberta for the Symposium on Indigenous Resilience and Resistance in the Arts.
They are currently working on a documentary on the colonization of beauty.